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  • Summary: (Also known as "The Abbey" in the UK/EU) This point-and-click adventure game is set in the Middle Ages and challenges players to investigate a series of murders at an old abbey.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 17
  2. Negative: 1 out of 17
  1. I highly enjoyed the story of Murder in the Abbey. It was well written and the dialogue is pretty good and the graphic blending of cel-shading, 2D and 3D graphics really make this title stand out from the rest of the crowd.
  2. Because of the simple handling, the witty dialogues and the catchy story, the game is interesting for people of all ages.
  3. A perfect example of a game I would recommend only to adventure fans. It is not polished enough, and it’s too formulaic to take someone away from their favorite genre to spend some time in the abbey looking for a murderer. However the likable characters, the great voice work and the unique atmosphere will no doubt be sufficient reasons for many to pick this one up.
  4. Considering the current drought of the genre, The Abbey is a title which can satisfy adventure lovers, but also those that have had enough of frantic shooting and want a calmer game.
  5. Alcachofa Soft managed to produce only a half of a potentially great adventure. And I mean it literally - the two opening chapters are so different than the last two that you won’t believe your eyes.
  6. Murder in the Abbey shines due to its unique graphics, stirring soundtrack, and the care given in telling its somewhat-familiar story. The clunky gameplay has too many problems to make it feel as if it were worth the effort, though, even with the occasional fun moments that manage to creep in.
  7. 35
    The back of the box promises 40 hours of gameplay. You do not want 40 hours of gameplay here.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. JuanManuelHuescaSerrano
    Sep 3, 2009
    10
    The best that Alcachofa soft could have done for the memory of Paco Menendez. A great game made in Spain.
  2. LukasT
    Nov 27, 2008
    9
    It's the best graphic adventure in the last years. One "old-style" adventure. It deserves a try.
  3. MaraS
    Nov 27, 2008
    9
    A quiet game, paused, which deserves to be enjoyed with time.
  4. OneNut
    Sep 2, 2008
    8
    Graphics are incredible in this game, its like watching TV. Voice acting is very good as well. For 19.99 you can't go wrong with this adventure game. Expand